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Personal profile


I am working on the GloSAT project (www.glosat.org) in the Climatic Research Unit (www.cru.uea.ac.uk) in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA to estimate how the global climate has changed over the industrial era.

My open source code is on Github: github.com/patternizer

Father of two amazing children.


Education / Qualifications

  • 1989 to 1992: University of Manchester (UMIST).  BSc (Hons, I). Pure & Applied Physics.
  • 1992 to 1996: University of Saint Andrews. PhD. Fusion Plasma Physics.
  • 1997: Institute of Physics. CPhys. Ion Cyclotron Waves.

Research Posts

  • 2017 to 2019: University of Reading. PDRA. Climate data from EO.
  • 2016 to 2017: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. PDRA. Ozone datasets for the study of climate.
  • 2015 to 2016: National Observatory of Athens. PDRA. Neural networks to develop solar energy potential.
  • 2012 to 2014: National Observatory of Athens. Marie-Curie IEF. Global mapping of atmospheric aerosols using neural networks.
  • 2008 to 2009: National Observatory of Athens. PDRA. Space weather prediction using nonlinear techniques.
  • 2007 to 2008: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid. PDRA. 3D inverse models and reconstruction of depth information.
  • 2004 to 2007: Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. PDRA. 3D radiative transfer modelling of astrophysical photoionization regions.

Teaching Posts

  • 2009 to 2011: Lecturer. Faculty of Engineering, American University of Athens. UG Courses: MA1123 Differential Calculus, MA2225 Multivariate Calculus, MA2226 Differential Equations, MA3243 Linear Algebra, QM2204 Advanced Statistics.
  • 2001 to 2002: Lecturer. Departament of Physics. University of Bath. UG Courses: Vibrations & Waves, Electrical Circuits I, Magnetism III, Matrices, Mathematics I & II. MPhys Dissertations (4).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews


Bachelor of Science, Institute of Science and Technology



  • Physics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Software & Software Development


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